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Biggest Dangers of Truck Driving (and How to Avoid Them)

All jobs come with certain risks, and truck driving is no different. In fact, truck driving is considered one of the more dangerous jobs in the US. When you’re operating a rig that weights tens of thousands of pounds, you can also pose as a risk not just to yourself, but to those around you.  That’s

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It’s a Great Time for Women to Become Truck Drivers

There’s no denying that the trucking industry has heavily been skewed towards men for a long time. Even as more women began entering the workforce, many didn’t venture too far from home. But times are changing.  While only about 6% of truck drivers are women, that percentage is steadily rising. With the shortage of drivers the

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Lowering the Legal Age for Truck Drivers

It’s no secret the trucking industry has struggled to recruit younger drivers in recent years. The majority of drivers are 45, with the average age being 55. Over the next 5-10 years, a large portion of the current truck driver pool will retire, creating a higher shortage of drivers than there already is.  There’s little doubt that a wave

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Will Automated Drivers Replace Real Ones?

The need for truck drivers is at an all-time high, yet the number of available operators has struggled to keep up for some time. Currently, there’s a shortage of 60,000 drivers, and that number could double in a few years as ecommerce continues to grow at a rapid rate.  Some tech insiders and financiers, however, have questioned

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Passing Your CDL Written Exam the First Time

The CDL exam is something every truck driver will have to pass before they can hit the road. Believe it or not, there are people out there who actually enjoy taking tests. But even if you’re one of those people, when it comes to passing the CDL exam, it’s in your best

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What the Trucking Industry Looks Like in 2019

As we head into the second month of 2019, we’ve started to get a good look at what the trucking industry is shaping up to be this year. It’s no surprise that it’s mostly a steady evolution of what we’ve seen happening already over the past few years.  Still, there are changes and challenges

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How to Become a Truck Driver in 2019

It’s not exactly a secret that there’s a shortage of truck drivers in the US. Around 60,000 drivers are currently needed, and that figure could double, if not triple in the future. While this is creating some difficulties for those in the freight, shipping, and warehousing worlds, it’s great news for anyone looking

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Owner Operator vs. Standard Operator – Which Should You Be?

The truck driving industry is filled with opportunity right now. Openings are abundant, pay is competitive, and there’s plenty of room for advancement. The question is, do you need to get your own truck before you can drive? No. In fact, around 90% of truck drivers don’t own their vehicle.

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How to Pass the Time as a Truck Driver on the Road

Truck driving offers many great opportunities. Pay is competitive, incentives and bonuses are attainable, and there are a lot of openings available. That said, it’s not for everyone. It involves being in a truck by yourself for hours on end. Yes, your dispatch operator is within reach, but they’re typically

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